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for that either. >> what we've seen indicates the degree to which iraq is going to need more help, going to need more help from us and more help from the international community. >> that was president obama just moments ago at the white house talking about the chaos in iraq. that country is burning, slipping out of the hands of its government and on the verge of civil war today. the sunni militia group known as isis is sweeping through northern and central iraq, a group described by some as too extreme for al qaeda. they are already in control of iraq's second largest city mosul and tikrit and advancing towards
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baghdad. its people are running for their lives, an exo dus of 500,000, iraq's shiite prime minister nuri al maliki has been pleading for help. he formally requested u.s. air strikes. that didn't sit well with those on the hill, including senator mccain. >> if i sound angry, it's because i am angry. to declare that a conflict is over does not mean that it necessarily is over. it's time that the president got a new national security team. it's time that he got a group of people together that know what it is to succeed in conflict. >> tell us how you really feel, senator. here's the thing, the u.s. spent eight years fighting in iraq. it gave 4400 lives now sunni militia are poised to retake this country with efforts that to cut the cord in afghanistan generating the bergdahl mess and
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not to mention that nation full of women and girls on a new wave of oppression and now the u.s. hopes to close a lot of doors to tie up loose ends. we're looking at exactly how hard it is to do and stakes are deadly. richard engel has the latest from the ground. we'll go to him first. i'm sorry, we'll get to rich ashd engle in a moment. joining us how is general mccaffrey. >> we just heard iraq's prime minister asking for u.s. air strikes, what would the implications of that type of intervention be do you think? >> not a chance. you know, there were 30,000 iraqi military maybe 6,000, 8,000 isis insurgents and the
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army evaporated. most in sunni controlled areas we wol ill-advised to reinsert u.s. military power back into iraq. >> sir what be the broader implications for this region? >> you know, you just mentioned on verge of civil war, i would argue it's been a civil war from the start, kurdish minority, 190,000 military in the north doing just great economically and politically. they stopped murdering each other mostly and then you've got a sunni minority of the population choosing to govern the country backed frequently by arab money from the sunni areas and shiite majority pluralty that is a pawn in the hands of iranian foreign influence. these nation states don't make much sense and they are not working. we're seeing a civil war among
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religious ethnic min orts. >> let's talk about the troops in place to control the chaos. we did extensive training and we were supposed to leave in place some fimilitary infrastructure. did we fail in that effort? >> i'm not sure it's ours to succeed or fail? you've seen military and police forces that rally around colombia, reducing the threat to their nation. that was their blood, their courage, their organizational skills and yet if an army doesn't believe in a legitimacy of its purpose and don't trust their officers and trust each other, they won't fight and die. apparently that's what's happening to this gigantic iraqi army. by the way, 25,000 iraqi national police, where are they? >> that's the question on a lot of people's minds, including within that country.
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one of the interesting thing is the way the u.s. has been somewhat schizophrenic with the way we supported iraq. was it a mistake, a tactical error given your military background to arm and train some of those elements within the awakening, these are tribesmen who now there's some evidence may be part of this movement to retake the country? >> i don't know. i think it was a tactical stroke of genius by general petraeus and they turned around the course of this insurgency with a lot of u.s. blood. that was u.s. fighting and we defused the insurgency, tactically it made sense. in a strategic sense did it make much difference? the answer is probably not. >> because they are armed and dangerous and not necessarily allied to us anymore. >> that's the least -- everybody is armed and dangerous in the middle east. the problem is you've got this
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multihundred year entity between the sunni and shia and crosses national boundaries and both sides have learned that if you lose, you lose everything. so the shia had the same foot planted on their necks for a generation and know it's going to happen to them if these people are back in power. so mr. maliki was doing the same thing to the sunni. this is not a peaceful land. this is a dreadful place. you've got to feel sorry for the hundreds and thousands of families who are fleeing. >> i think we all do. the question is, it's not a peaceful place. how much did u.s. policies in the region feed into that given what a prominent role we've played in the future of this nation? for an update for exactly how bad things are. let's go to ayman mow yell din. what's the latest on the ground?
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>> we know for a second straight day the fighters belonging to isis moved on to various cities, sunni cities in the northern part of the country. that has triggered a bit of a humanitarian crisis by other aid organization estimates, so far it's half to close a million people that have fled. this does have the largest sunni population and where the intense fighting is happening. as a result of that, they have moved into others nearby. it is creating a drain on humanitarian resources in the east part of the country as well as in the capital of baghdad. people are really concerned that's going to get worse in the coming days if the iraqi army or government launches a counter offensive. what type of basic services are going to be functioning in the areas that have now fallen in control of isis and their fighters. this is not by any means any kind of governing organization
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or governing body and there are reports already that hospitals are strained. there's been no electricity, no clean running water. you can imagine that it is going to be a very difficult situation for hundreds and thousands if not millions of people in those areas in the days to come. >> thank you for keeping an eye on this situation. first, actually, let's get a view of the scene itself. our nbc chief correspondent richard engel is there and we have him on the phone, i believe, are you there? >> i am, yes, i'm in northern iraq. >> how are conditions there, richard? >> this area is something of a safe haven, refugees are coming here. i was about 30 miles from mosul a short while ago and we saw thousands of people fleeing the area, heading towards where i am right now. families packed into cars and
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blankets, looked like any kind of refugee crisis you would see out of a evacuation zone or war zone. i would echo with general mccaffrey was saying earlier. this is an old conflict that suddenly exploded. iraq is in state collapse, the country is breaking into three pieces, occurred stan, where i am now, the sunni area where the fight is being led by isis, the al qaeda offchute but not isis is fighting there. there are other sunnis who felt excluded by the shiite government and joining in the fight, which why they are becoming so powerful. then you have the shiite south which is represented in mr. maliki and these three components which sort of held together under the decade long u.s. war are now at each other's throats and splitting apart and
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we're witnessing state collapse. >> to what extent do you think u.s. policies in the region played a role in how divided things are now? we were talking to general mccaffrey about the u.s. backing of sunni tribesmen during the awakening movement. do you think in retrospect that's looking like a strategic misfire? >> i don't think it was the backing of the sunni tribesmen that was the problem. it was the toppling of the regime in first place that created a sequence of ee vebts. saddam hussein was a horrible did dictator and what we're seeing right now is a result of that. sunnis ruled this country for 13 centuries, they were the minority populationwise but ruled for 13 centuries. saddam hussein was a sunni, toppled by forces that ushered into a shiite government,
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changing the balance of power after 13 centuries. u.s. troops left, maliki has alienated the sunnis and excluded them from power and now they are fighting back. and at the same time, don't forget the kurds where i am, the kurds are using this opportunity to defend themselves and take in refugees but also to take territory. today they took kirkuk, one of the most oil rich places in the world, not just iraq. this is an enormous foreign policy challenge. not as simple as there's a terrorist virus approaching the healthy iraqi government and it has to stop. you see the seams holding the patchwork country together splitting. >> and it does seem like in addition to that initial
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intervention that you talk about, the failure of ongoing policies up to and including palm bremer's 80% position that excluded positions of leadership have attributed to some that you're talking about. stay safe out there. we want to look at politics back home in a speech, eric cantor called his defeat a personal setback but how far does it setback the republican party and what does it change for democrats? don't go away. in pursuit of all things awesome, amazing,
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as the republican continues to real from eric cantor primary loss. house rules committee chairman pete sessions are set to compete
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for majority leader after of course the evacuation of that seat by cantor. today we're going to look at how this all is reverberating for candidates on both sides of the aisle and those in office. nancy pelosi seems to have moved on quickly. >> i have as much sympathy for mr. cantor as he would want me to have for him. why are you laughing? that was a sincere comment. you next then we'll come over here. -- that he would have for me. >> she is brutal. in keeping with how politico put the left's reaction, watch the gop implode, but will the gop implode? is the brat bounce scrappy out is the overthrowing the establishment gop the new normal or one-off? let's ask kentucky congressman
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who's up for re-election this fall. congressman, this was nowhere to be seen in your own state when tea party candidate matt bevan had a chance to overthrow mitch mcconnell and was trounced. do you think this trend has legs? >> well, i think the major factor in coming from kentucky and realizing the main reason why mitch mcconnell is in trouble is likely to lose this year he is one of the faces of a dysfunctional congress like eric cantor is. the american people, certainly republican primary voters as well as everyone else, wants congress to actually do something. the gridlock inaction was a primary result of cantor's defeat and why mcconnell is in trouble. mitch survived his primary because of an ineffective campaign but you have a candidate getting almost 40% of
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the vote against him, against a 30-year minority leader which is not exactly a great show of strength on mcconnell's part. >> it seems to be anti-establishment sent. across the board and we have to see what that translates into. if this trend does continue, if this division continues, what should democratic candidates be focused on combatting, the republican mainstream or more of the fringe elements? >> i think democratic candidates need to focus on talking about what they plan to do to help this country move forward to help reduce the financial enequity and help create jobs and get our middle class moving again, to create retirement security for many -- all of our citizens. i think the american people want somebody to act and that's what democrats need to be talking about, not worrying about talking about the internal politics or process questions that we often spend much too
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much time doing. >> i think there will be a hell yeah in response to that around the nation. if we are looking at the prospect of more tea partyers rising to power, what does that mean in terms of cooperation on the hill or whether it would mean more of the gridlock that americans are so frustrated with. are there sitting tea party representatives right now that you can work with on major issues? >> well, i have a hard time actually identifying the ones at the party, somebody like trey gowdy, i don't know if you categorize him as a tea party candidate, he came in 201 but a very thoughtful, honest person who i think would be easy to deal with. i've talked to him about immigration reform. i think he would like to work with us on that. some of the really extreme people are controlling the agenda, when republicans wants to do something, they put forth the most extreme possible approach to any question, whether it's the affordable care act or energy or education and they make it impossible for
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either the senate to consider it seriously, certain for the president too think about signing anything. i think if -- unless the republican party can get a handle on the tea party or at least figure out a way to marginalize them inside the congressional system, then we're going continue to have this gridlock because there is no chance of any common ground. >> congressman, thank you so much for your time. >> thanks, ronan. >> what does cantor's defeat mean on the other side for republican candidates, steny hoyer had this sunny prognosis sis? >> i think what the election showed what we've bb been saying aall along, they are af deeply divided party with great differences internally that makes it difficult for them to lead in a positive way. >> if the gop establishment is indeed divided, could we see these moving right and left i'm
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now joined by another candidate, running on an anti-republican establishment platform and this time in new hampshire and openly gay and proudly married. >> good to be here. >> a statement was released after the cantor saying dave brat ran a grassroots campaign rooted in free market principles. he stood up against unconstitutional searches by the nsa. i congratulate profess eor bratn his win and look forward to working with him in congress. two things to talk to you about this. you must relate to brat's outsider sentiment here. you're also running on some sort of free market principles. >> yeah. >> are you a tea party candidate? >> i don't think of myself as a tea party candidate. in fact, i don't really buy into these divisions that we create within the republican party. i think congressman you just spoke with sort of -- one of his
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comments suggested that it is hard to tell the difference. and he couldn't identify tea party candidates. i think that's the case. we're republicans and we believe in free markets and believe in smaller government, lower taxes. it's those common principles that unite us and that's what i'm focused on. >> you have received some financial support from tea party groups, correct? >> no, i don't think so. not yet. >> would you have any issue with that kind of support? >> i wouldn't, provided it's consistent with my beliefs and things i'm working for. >> so the other part of this that interests me is the shared academic -- >> it could be the year of the professor. >> year of the professor. you were a dean yourself before you hit the road forethe campaign. you've got academics in your blood. how does that shape you and your campaign? >> i think having been a business professor and dean of az business school and business owner, it positions me well with a solid record and background in
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experience helps me understand how to create jobs and move the country forward. i'm uniquely qualified unlike anyone else in the race to get in there and start to make a difference. >> there's maybe more of an an appetite for that type of brazen intellectualism. >> maybe. but i also think the election showed there is great dissatisfaction with congress and that's on both sides of the aisle. anyone who is an incumbent this time around has to be sensitive to that. with an approval rating in the single digits to low double digits, congress is at risk, i think. >> what about this issue of immigration reform and how divisive it was in the race? do you believe that any compromise on immigration reform is tant mount to amnesty? >> i don't think so. i think we've got to work together to solve this problem and there shouldn't be hard stakes driven on the ground on either ends of the issue. it's something we have to do
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together and it's a shared problem and we need to find shared solutions. i don't support a path to citizenship if you got here illegally but there may be arrests that work, including securing the border. >> you're running against frank beginta who held this seat before and looking at the democratic incumbent who is seeking a fourth term. how does it help you to have fewer attachments to washington? >> i think it helps -- it's very helpful when you look at the record of frank begginnta, he w considered a tea party candidate and got swept out in another wave, i think they both have been in congress. they are politicians. i'm not. i'm coming at this as a very different type of candidate. >> one of the groups that has lent support to candidates like yourself is paul singer, looking to back candidates to support gay friendly agendas and actually pledged a million
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dollars to your campaign. is more support for some of these more liberal social causes the new normal in the republican party or is that an exception to the norm here? >> i don't know it's an exception. when i am out talking with people in new hampshire, the social issues don't come up. they are more concerned with the fiscal issues and economy and jobs. that's what i'm hearing. most people in new hampshire would rather not worry about those things. we live free or die and that is our motto. i think that's the way we approach it. >> so nationally perhaps and some areas it is a major issue -- >> and in difficult economic times, easier to remain focused on the things -- >> with slow job growth and a lot of government intervention, people are really focused on changing that. >> sir, we'll be watching your race closely. just ahead on the program, how did former president george h.w. bush celebrate his 90th birthday
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the trial of the century, what many in the media dubbed the case of o.j. simpson. the media itself has never been the same since. 20 years ago o.j. simpson's ex-wife, nicole brown and ronald goldman were found stabbed to death. what followed, that infamous chase through la watched by an audience of 95 million. a man who at the time was one of the most famous faces in football charged with double murder. >> along day's journey, a bizarre ending. o.j. him p son in jail tonight. he is in a los angeles jail cell. >> as the bronco heads north on 405 pursued by dozens of police and media vehicles. >> we're in front of o.j. simpson's vehicle but we are about i'd say 200 feet in front of him. i can tell you that this is the most bizarre scene. >> joining me on the phone now is gloria allred represented
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nicole brown's family. are you there? >> yes, i am. >> have you spoken with the brown family? how are they 20 years later? >> i haven't spoken with them recently, for many years on the anniversary of the death of nicole brown simpson, every june we would have a commemoration, not only of her life and the fact that she was a victim of violence against women but in honor of all of those other victims of violence who suffered needlessly. >> there are some who say it was that bronco chase we were just watching clips of that fueled the rise of the 24-hour news cycle. did it change the way we cover celebrities in the law forever? >> i do think that the part of the cult of celebrity was born from that case. but also, there was so many important issues that were raised in that case, of course,
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today we're focusing on hazing in the military as part of this week's hazing call to action. specifically, we're going to look today at the story of one marine, on the night of april 3rd, 2011, he underwent what's called corrective training in afghanistan because he fell asleep on duty. his fellow marines berated him and dig a fox hole and ordered him to do push-ups, one act says they stomped on his back and poured a 25-pound sand bag over his mouth and face and lasted for three and a half hours. 22 minutes later, perry took his own life with a gun in the foxhole he was forced to dig. he was 21 years old. that's all according to his aunt, judy chu of california. in 2012, interest dugsed the harry liu hazing accountability and prevention act. joining me now is congresswoman
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judy chu. we just heard from the defense department telling us that hazing is contrary to good order and discipline and unacceptable behavior. and quote, when a hazing incident does occur, action should be prompt and effective. what do you want them to change? are they doing enough? >> i want them to actually take some action on this and for justice to be done in the case of harry, the three perpetrators who committed the crime actually went through trial and in fact his parents and i waited patiently for justice to be made out. inste instead, only one perpetrator was given a month in jail and the other two were found not guilty. so we were stunned by the lack of justice in this case. >> what does that tell you about military justice in general? >> i do not think that the military is taking hazing seriously. as a matter of fact, we found
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there's been substandard tracking of hazing, they don't even have an actual common definition of hazing across the line. as a result, the figures that they show for hazing are inconsistent because they don't know what they are looking for. sometimes all that they do is look at the word assault and see if hazing is in the incidents that are associated with assault. >> and how would this legislation that you've interest dugsed change all of that? >> well, in the first legislation that i did, i asked for numerous things, such as tracking and definition of hazing. it did end up in the national defense authorization act, basically what survived were reports that the military was to do on their policies regarding hazing. and what we found through the reports is that so much is lacking. so because of that i introduced another amendment to the national defense authorization
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act asking for an outside study to be done on the military policies towards hazing. >> you also wrote an op-ed about this as part of this crusade, you said hazing has no place in our military. it threatens unit cohesion, undermines our military readiness and deeply scars the volunteers forced to endure it. what is the bigger picture here about the future of america's military if we don't stop this kind of activity? >> well, of course we must take the mistakes that young people make seriously, lives are at risk. and corrective training is supposed to do that, but there is no punishment when people cross the line and there are many cases where they have crossed the line. it is up to us to make sure that the young people that we send off to war are not subject to abuse by their own soldiers. >> it is such an important fight. while we have you here, we did want to ask on another note. we had to get your take on eric
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cantor's stunning loss. listen to what senator schumer said just yesterday. >> the idea they can't do immigration reform because eric cantor lost his election is another phony excuse. eric cantor was never the solution on immigration. he was always the problem. >> congresswoman, one reason we wanted your take on this. you have been such a staunch advocate for immigration reform. what kind of effect will this news have on that effort going forward? >> i want to point out that lindsey graham did quite well and he's a proponent of immigration reform. i don't think you can generalize eric cantor's results just based on the immigration issue. i do think immigration reform is well and alive. >> that's a perspective we haven't been hearing enough of these days. thank you for your fight on this week's call to action. we're continuing the conversation with all of you in
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the audience on this as well, asking you to download this free anti-hazing app. you can find it on our website. remember, that's important because 36% of all students said they wouldn't report hazing because there's no one to tell. well, there is now in your pocket. be sure to tweet us with the hash tag stop the hazing, whether you've downloaded the app or have your own story. we have sad news to report that we're going to keep covering for you. just learning this moment that legendary actress rub by dee has died at the age of 91. she won an oscar for her role in the 2007 film "american gangster" and friends with martin luther king jr. and malcolm x. she died at the age of 91. yea♪ ♪ don't stop now, come on mony ♪ come on, yeah ♪ i say yeah ♪ yeah ♪ yeah ♪ yeah ♪ yeah
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breaking news right now, nbc news has just learned that the sergeant bowe bergdahl, two
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senior defense officials tell us he'll arrive at brook army medical center in san antonio sometime after mid texas, after. jim, do we have you there? >> reporter: yes, you do, ronan. >> is there any word from the hospital there at this point? >> reporter: no. we've reached out obviously to the medical center, to our pio contacts, the liaisons, military leaders with landstuhl base and landstuhl hospital, getting no word so far. i'm, frankly, not surprised at all that department of defense officials are the ones who are generating this information, even though we are hundreds of meters away from the gate here at landstuhl. it's been a very tightly wrapped situation regarding sergeant bergdahl since the controversy erupted surrounding the
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circumstances behind his capture, and his release. and that's what's been driving the media coverage, which means there's been no media coverage here for about a week now. we understand that based on the dod reports, that you've alluded to in your lead, that his -- bergdahl's reintegration process, as this continues, certainly no media coverage of his return tonight. there's no planned coverage as well dod is saying during his stay at that brooke army medical center in san antonio. we don't know either how long he will be staying in san antonio. again, you said his plane is likely to take off and arrive in the states overnight. and it's unclear to us when, if he has spoken to his family yet, and when that might happen when he arrives in the states. >> jim, is there any indication that there was a change in
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conditions? we were just watching footage. a lot of indication it will take a lot time for him to be emotionally reunited with his family. did something change or do we simply not have this information at this point? >> reporter: we don't have that information. but one could easily surmise that he has been improving. we know he's been improving physically. the last report coming out of the hospital dating back now, i believe, three or four days, suggested that he had been doing much better physically, but that he still needed some time to get it together, if you will, emotionally, psychologically, before he moved on to that next phase of his reintegration process. one can surmise that he has reached that point. otherwise he would not be returning home now. >> jim asaida, thank you for keeping an eye on this story. we'll bring you updates as they happen. but before we go, we have to talk world cup. it's been in the in us a lot.
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it's game on starting today. brazil is hosting for the first time in six decades, and fans are obviously pretty excited. the big surprise, hackers are pretty excited, too. at least the group anonymous. they admitted to hacking a large number of websites associated with the game, the bank of brazil and the country's police. corruption is ruining the land. politicians betray the man hand pocket the profits and treat us like sheep. not just hackers putting a snag in the game, it's the bad boys. a group of 11 athletes that are partnered saying might be causing a lot of havoc. joining me is evocative, which is tracking the underground activity surrounding the world cup. thank you, so much, for joining me. let's talk about this spree of hacking and anonymous
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specifically. they claimed credit for the latest attack. what are they trying to do here? >> basically, what anonymous is trying to do is draw attention to what's stimulating the underground protests in brazil. the concerns that money is being spent lavishly on the world cup, but not being spent in brazil where it's needed on public sector programs, transport, et cetera. >> is there any precedent for a hacking like this spurring political reform in the way they want? >> i think where they might get reform is they attacked the foreign minister, and 3,000 people in the ministry were without e-mail for a few days. and also where their infrastructure is falling down. >> the bad boys of international soccer, you named 11 athletes that you say are causing serious problems. tell us about that. >> yes. this is kind of a team, if you like, of 11 players on national
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squads, in a lot of trouble off the pitch. you have the likes of benzama, who is charged with sleeping with a 16-year-old prostitute. he wasn't the only one who has done so. he walked away scot-free and now playing in the world cup. you have the chilean goalie who killed a 22-year-old when he was drunk driving in chile. he was asked to pay 25 million pesos to the family. and also distribute sporting goods to school, which he did. but when he was out, he went under dui again. >> looks like a motley true there. certainly this game is exciting, but meyered in controversy. we'll stay with this story. thank you so much for that update. >> pleasure. >> thanks to our partners there for that. that wraps up today's edition of rf daily. i head to london tomorrow with a special interview with angelina
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jolie. she's critically the u.n. special envoy on refugees. she's going to talk about her crusade to stop sexual violence against women in war places. join us for that. now it's time for "the reid report." >> looking forward to seeing the interview with angelina jolie tomorrow. >> thank you for that. next on "the reid report," we'll start with the breaking news about army sergeant bowe bergdahl. and news about his impending return to u.s. soil. plus, the struggle for power boils over in iraq. and it's already setting off a firestorm over whether the u.s. should get involved again. where were you 20 years ago today? if you saw my throwback picture this morning, you know where i was, taking care of the babies. we'll talk about the spiraling downfall of the duke. o.j. simpson and the cultural fallout from the trial of the century. "the reid report" starts next. .'s perfect.
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we start with breaking news about american p.o.w. bowe bergdahl's return to u.s. soil. jim, when will bergdahl be back and where will he be going? >> joy, if he's not already, he should soon be wheels up at landstuhl, germany, and headed to the brooke army medical center in san antonio, where he's expected to arrive there sometime after midnight tonight local texas time. this is really good news for bergdahl and his family. because it's at that army medical center he's expected to be reunited with his mother and father, after five long years in captivity. it also means that the medical doctors and psychologists at the u.s. military hospital in landstuhl have determined that he's physically and mentally fit enough to go from phase two of his regr


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